Most Best Buy watchers weren’t surprised when Corie Barry was tapped to replace the retiring Hubert Joly. While Joly was an outsider to the company, Barry is a Minnesota native who joined Best Buy in 1999 as a financial analyst. She worked closely with former CFO Sharon McCollam, regarded by many as a key player in the electronics retailer’s remarkable turnaround, and succeeded her in 2016. At 44, Barry is one of the youngest CEOs among S&P 500 companies. She’s sharp, savvy, and bleeds Best Buy blue.